Consumerism and Curation: Sarah Tate’s Resistance

By Katie Knowles

On June 19, 1865, Sarah Tate was living about 160 miles west of Galveston, Texas, on the homestead of James ...
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Juneteenth and the Broader Black Freedom Struggle

By Giuliana Perrone

For the first time, this past June 19th the United States officially observed Juneteenth, a day traditionally celebrated by Black ...
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Ralph Ellison’s Juneteenth and Black Literary History

By Benji de la Piedra

In 1965, Ralph Ellison published a short story called “Juneteenth.” It was a central excerpt of his long-awaited novel-in-progress. Ellison ...
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The Problem of White-Washing Juneteenth

By James Jones III

Juneteenth’s increasing popularity places long-time celebrants in an unenviable position where euphoria regarding Jubilee’s popularity is tempered by the threat ...
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Ruminations on Juneteenth: Red as a Living Archive

By Endia Hayes

(Black Unity Juneteenth Celebration, Eugene, Oregon, David Geitgey Sierralupe/flickr.com) On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger made his way ...
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Juneteenth and American Democracy

By Alexandra E. Stern

An African American Family (Franklin Crawford/Flickr) In the wake of the 2020 murder of George Floyd and the new wave ...
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